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#FitCrush: The 30-day Fitness Challenge with Bliss Middle East, BasharaCare & Pharaoh’s Club at Wafi

I’m so excited to finally be able to share a new & exciting project I’m working on!! If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably gathered I was up to no good with my blog-sister Liouaa from Jam the Glam cos hey, that’s how WE roll!

So a couple of weeks ago, Liouaa & I were offered the amazing opportunity to embark on a 30-day fitness challenge with Bliss Middle East and Pharaoh’s Club at Wafi and BasharaCare.com.

bliss recently introduced their hugely popular anti-cellulite cream, fatgirlslim, in UAE which used in conjunction with fatgirlslim lean machine, can make a huge difference on your cellulite. Of course, to maximise its results, it’s important that you also work out hard AND eat clean. They partnered up with Pharaoh’s Club at Wafi Mall and together, we will be working hard (very hard!) to kick start mine and Liouaa’s new fit & healthy selves!

1st step was the fit test –  Sue, our lovely personal trainer, took us to the ladies-only section of the club (how cool is that?! It just felt so much more confortable!) and, after an in-depth body analysis,  bossed us around a series of exercise to asses our current fitness level… the results were… how can I put it… let’s just say there is room (a lot of it!) for improvements. Which in a way, is great.

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2nd step – the individual workout session – Based on the above results, Sue was able to put together a personalised program targeting my very own areas of concerns. The workout is about 45 mins long and includes a warm up followed by a series of targeted exercises using the various cardio & resistance machines and free weights in the gym.  This one should be done 3 or 4 times a week, on top of which I should add another 2 x 45 mins cardio workouts… if I’ve not lost at least 5kgs at the end of it, there will be murder! (Sue, if you’re reading this, I’m just kidding! But still…)

3rd step – the diet – No point in bursting your butt off at the gym 5 times a week if you’re gonna grab a croissant and a fat latte after each session. It is tempting though. The whole effort = reward thing does look appealing. But one must resist (trying to convince myself here). A program I followed in the past is the Dukan Diet.

Now I hear you already thinking it’s just another fad diet, it doesn’t work etc… well, I am not one that can just ‘control’ my portion sizes, or have ‘a little bit of everything’. See, I’m a ALL or NOTHING kind of gal and this plan works for me. It’s simple, doesn’t require a lot of preparing and it works. Check out this website for more details or, if you’d like, I’ll write a post on the diet!

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4th step – the lean machine – Every day for the next 30 days, I will be diligently applying my new bliss fatgirlslim cream and massaging it with the lean machine. It only takes a few minutes. I’ve now used it a couple of times and getting the hang of it. It’s not easy at first I must say and takes getting used to moving it up & down your legs (will go into more details at a latter stage).

So there you have it, the low-down on my new Fitness Challenge! Expect to see weekly updates and then of course don’t forget to look me up on Instagram and Twitter to follow my daily actives (beware there will be the odd sweaty/red/bothered selfie!).

You can also search for #bliss30daychallenge and #fatgirlslim on social media platforms 😉

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PS: I got hold of my #fatgirlslim lean machine by accepting the #bliss30daychallenge. If you are a #beautyblogger nominate yourself to be the next one to be picked, otherwise you can buy your personal #cellulite buster from @basharacare.

#VideoCrush: The #VLOGFIT Challenge – week 1 update

Hey there you guys!

You can now check out my update on the #VLOGFIT Challenge in my new video:

Since the Champions League was on, I got ‘relegated’ to filming in my bedroom so forgive the lighting & framing!

Don’t forget to subscribe to my Channel to make sure you don’t miss out on any of my videos!

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Healthy Food Crush under 300 calories… coming soon to The Dubai Mall!

Glam Foodies get ready for some tasty news!!

We all know Kcal? The healthy meal delivery service? Well, UAE born super brand Kcal Healthy Fast Food is coming to The Dubai Mall on May 5th.

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Founded by Andreas Borgmann and Mark Carroll in 2010, Kcal has been revolutionizing the fast food industry with its one of a kind concept where everything on the menu is under 300 calories!

From pasta-free lasagna, chocolate cakes and salads, to burgers (yeah you heard!), wraps, soups and smoothies, Kcal offers a variety of yummy dishes that keep you healthy and your wallet happy. I’ve actually tried their burger and it’s YUMMY!

With plans to have 8 outlets up and running by the end of the year and proposals for expansion into Abu Dhabi, Egypt and KSA, Kcal’s bringing a whole new meaning to the words Fast Food to hungry and healthy appetites across the Middle East.

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